New Release Book Review: Drawing Sybylla by Odette Kelada

Drawing Sybylla... About: Winner of the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript, Drawing Sybylla is a novel about the challenges women writers have faced in pursuing the writing life. On stage, a woman named Sybil Jones is making a speech. She is talking about the significance of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story ‘The … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Drawing Sybylla by Odette Kelada

Novel to Film Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn... About the Novel: Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted … Continue reading Novel to Film Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Book Review: Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee... About: Diane seems to have the perfect life. She is a wife, a mother, and the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cozy literary cafe in Paris. But when she suddenly loses her beloved husband and daughter in a tragic car accident, the world as she … Continue reading Book Review: Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand